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Formula 1 gossip and rumours from international media

Eric Boullier
Renault's Eric Boullier is one of the bosses against a Bahrain return

Formula 1's governing body, the FIA, may yet delay the introduction of new rules for more effecient engines. The changes are due to be enforced for the 2013 season, but it could be made later if the teams and engine manufacturers demand a World Motor Sport Council vote.
Full story: autosport.com

The Formula 1 teams are united in their opposition to the reinstatement of the Bahrain Grand Prix but concede that they would be legally obliged to attend should the World Motor Sport Council give the race the green light.
Full story: the Guardian

Renault boss Eric Boullier has openly admitted he would not welcome a return to the Gulf kingdom. (Reuters)

Boullier has also lifted the lid on the level of management required to ensure Russian Vitaly Petrov is ready to race after the Renault driver's crash at the end of the Monaco Grand Prix. "He needed someone to guide him, to get him about, to tell him how to behave at the track, what time to wake up, have breakfast, how to manage his day, be on time for meetings and so on," said Boullier.(L'Equipe)

Formula 1 will generate US$1.789bn (£1.1bn) in 2011 with race hosting fees the largest source of growth.
Full story: F1 Fanatic

Jenson Button has reveled that he was biding his time behind Fernando Alonson and race winner Sebastian Vettel at the Monaco Grand Prix because he belived the pair may end each other's races if Alonso attempted an overtaking manoeuvre.
Full story: Jenson Button official website

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